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Sculpture in the Home at Pangolin, London

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If you are an interiors aficionado like us at Adelto you will be aware of the recent trend for chic midcentury-modern interiors. And now a new exhibition combining original 1950s sculpture and furniture designs is sure to prove popular among enthusiasts.

Pangolin London’s exhibition Sculpture in the Home celebrates our fascination with the 50s with a series of touring
exhibitions of the same name curated by the Arts Council of England in the 1940s and ‘50s. Revisiting the original concept and aims of these pioneering shows, the gallery space at Pangolin London has been transformed into a series of domestic settings, incorporating post-war era furnishings and sculpture in this celebration of British art and design.

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Featuring the work of many prominent artists of the day, the original Sculpture in the Home exhibitions were the first of their kind to introduce a post-war audience to the concept of displaying sculpture within a domestic setting.

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Challenging dominant contemporary views on the display of art, the exhibition is once again giving people the opportunity to view sculpture within the ‘intimate setting of furniture and textiles, rather than in a conventional atmosphere of a gallery exhibition.’

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London-based interior designer Amelia McNeil has transformed the gallery into three intimate spaces resembling residential interiors. The designer was picked for her former experience as a film location manager by Carter Wells, a boutique agency that pairs interior designers with specialist projects. “I’ve tried to create the feeling of walking into someone’s home,” she said to Financial Time’s How To Spend It. “I think it’s important to see sculpture within a domestic environment rather than on a pedestal in a gallery.”

Sculpture in the Home is running from now until Saturday May 17 2014 at Pangolin London, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1, England, pangolinlondon.com

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 21, 2014 | Design | View comments

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